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Wrongful Death Lawyer

Losing someone you loved due to an accident is one the most painful and difficult experiences you can go through. The devastating mental and emotion impact can be overwhelming at times. On top of all the emotional pain and anguish is the inevitable financial stress, especially if the recently deceased was a provider for you and your family.

The wrongful death lawyers at Joe and Martin are dedicated to helping grieving families throughout South Carolina get the justice they deserve and the compensation they need to secure peace of mind and move on with their lives. We fully understand the difficult time you and your family are going through which is why we are here to guide you through the legal process every step of the way. We treat our clients like family.

It is crucial that you take action NOW and call us today at (843) 357-8000, or fill out an online form to get your wrongful death claim started. Monetary compensation may not make everything right, but it can help alleviate the financial burden placed on your family and grant you the time to mourn your loved one’s passing and to heal.

What Damages Can I Recover in a Wrongful Death Claim?

South Carolina laws regarding wrongful death claims are detailed and complex. You will need the help of a qualified, professional wrongful death attorney to help process your claim for the compensation you seek. As the survivor of a wrongful death victim, you can pursue the following damages:

  1. Loss of love, companionship, comfort, affection, society, solace, moral support, and (if you’re the spouse) consortium of the decedent
  2. Value of household services
  3. Value of financial support
  4. Medical expenses prior to death
  5. Funeral and burial costs

To view the South Carolina Legislature’s code of laws regarding death by wrongful act, click here.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

After someone has died in an accident, only certain people may file a wrongful death claim, with those closest to the decedent getting higher priority. They are, in legal order, the decedent’s:

  1. Surviving Spouse
  2. Children
  3. Parents
  4. Siblings
  5. Children of deceased siblings
  6. Grandparents
  7. Putative Spouse dependent upon the decedent
  8. Putative Children or Stepchildren dependent upon the decedent
  9. Putative Parents dependent upon the decedent
  10. Any Minors dependent of the decedent at time of death

Building Your Case

Our skilled legal team will get right to work building the strongest possible case for you. Along with our experienced attorneys, we employ private investigative services to gather evidence which will support your allegations of wrongful death. We collect eye witness accounts and use scene reconstruction technology to re-create the events of the accident. These factors help us determine negligence and identify any and all liable parties involved.

How We Take Care Of You

Expert testimony from medical professionals and financial advisers in regards to the amount of recent and future financial losses suffered are obtained by us and presented to liable parties to ensure the fullest possible compensation is demanded and recovered. If medical treatment for emotional distress is not available through your current health insurance provider, the firm may arrange any recommended treatment.

Joe and Martin Injury Attorneys – Your Wrongful Death Lawyers

Your trust in us during such an emotionally turbulent time is something we take very seriously. It is our distinct honor to represent you and your family’s wrongful death case. At Joe and Martin, we are always standing by to assist you with any and all legal questions and concerns. If you’ve recently lost a loved one in South Carolina due to someone else’s careless or reckless actions or negligence, please contact us right away for a FREE case evaluation at (843) 357-8000.